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Capital Project Delivery
The New Jersey Department
of Transportation (NJDOT)
continues to work with the
Federal Highway Administration
(FHWA) and the consultant community
to update and refine the
Project Delivery process.
Concept Development (CD) Activity Description Revision
The description for the CD Activity "Perform Supplemental Data Collection" (2105) has been revised to be consistent with a revision to Baseline Document Change (BDC)16S-01R "Existing Plans and As-Builts". The revision includes language that addresses how the Engineering Document Unit's (EDUs) plans and As-Builts are obtained.
Limited Scope Guidance Revision
The Limited Scope (LS) guidance has been revised to reflect additional guidance details regarding Americans with Disabilities (ADA) compliance and Right of Way (ROW) impacts. The additional guidance includes revisions to the LS CD and Final Design (FD) Network Diagrams, CD Activity Descriptions and LS Project Delivery Guideline. Also included is a new LS ADA with ROW Impacts Process Workflow(pdf 26k).
Projects of Division Interest (PoDI) and Individual Project Oversight Plan (IPOP) Update
Drainage Design Activity Description Revision
The description for "Prepare Preliminary Drainage Design" (3085) has been revised to address coordination issues if there is a pump station included in the project.
Cost Estimating Guideline Update
The Cost Estimating Guideline(pdf 2.4m) has been revised to add inflation consideration to Section 2.1 "NJDOT Cost Estimation Process by CPD Delivery Phase." Also, under Section 2.1, tables and examples based on recent historic bid prices have been inserted to provide guidance of construction cost estimating for various types of projects during the Problem Screening Phase.
Construction Activity Description Revision
The description for Construction Activity "Final Acceptance" (5170) has been revised to be consistent with the recently revised Section II, Subsection H-2 in the Construction Procedures Handbook.
Municipal Police Agreement Guidance
The Municipal Police Agreement (MPA) guidance has been removed from the Capital Project Delivery (CPD) Web site. Municipal police are no longer used as traffic directors on NJDOT Capital projects.
Limited Scope Guidance Revision
The Limited Scope guidance has been revised to reflect the addition of a new "Limited Scope Project Delivery Guideline", an "ADA with ROW Sequencing Procedure" and a "High Friction Surface Treatment Checklist".
Bureau of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Solutions (BLAES) Activity Description Update
The CPD guidance has been updated to reflect that applicable landscape documents need to be prepared, signed and sealed by a New Jersey licensed Landscape Architect. The affected activities in this update are "Complete Landscape Architectural Design" (4265), "Prepare Final Wetlands Mitigation Plans" (4375), "Submit Reforestation Application" (4440) and "Prepare Green Acres Final Application" (4740).
CPD Guidance Update
The CPD guidance has been updated to reorganize and complete pavement design and specification activities and to formalize the activities associated with Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs). New pavement activities "Verify Pavement Design Recommendation" (4205) and "Obtain Pavement Specification" (4295) and new TRO activities "Investigate Need for Traffic Regulation Orders" (2485), "Confirm Need for Traffic Regulation Orders" (4855), and "Issue Traffic Regulation Orders" (5185) have been added to the CPD guidance.
Scope Statement Templates Revision
The Preliminary Engineering (PE), Final Design (FD) and Limited Scope FD Scope Statement (SS) templates were updated with input from Division of Project Management (DPM) leadership, Mobility and
Systems Engineering and Program Support. The update consists of revising the order of SS Template
approval, revising the Traffic Ops and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) section to include real time work zone ITS items,
and revising the Quality Management Services and Value Engineering/Risk sections due to organizational changes.
Problem Screening Guidance Revision
The Problem Screening phase guidance has been revised to combine the former Tier 1 and Tier 2 screening
efforts into a singular screening in order to eliminate duplicate work and reduce problem screening
durations and costs.
Cost Estimating Guideline Projects Update
The Cost Estimating Guideline(pdf 2.7m) has been revised to update the criteria for identifying High/Low
and Significant/Major contract bid items, as well as updates to the Bid Analysis process.
Projects of Division Interest (PoDI) Projects Update
Limited Scope Concept Development (CD) Bridge Checklist Update
The Limited Scope CD Bridge Checklist has been revised to include Bike/Pedestrian
as one of the Offices/Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) consulted.
Construction Phase Guidance Update
The Construction Phase Activity Description guidance document has been revised per DPM concerns, to reflect reducing the duration between advertise and bid from 20 days to 15 days.
Utility Management Process Update
The NJDOT Office of Utility Management has created a process summary webpage to provide designers with an overview of the utility management process, as well as, a source for guidance documents and templates for use on capital projects. The following is an overview of what has changed in the overall CPD Process with regards to utility management:
Letter Number 1 has been changed to "Utility Contact Letter"
Letter Number 2 has been changed to "Utility Verification Request Letter"
A new activity - 4085 "Conduct Supplemental Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE)" - has been added to the beginning of Final Design to allow for supplemental SUE to be performed if necessary
CPD Guidance Update
All CPD guidance documents have been revised to reflect the recent organizational title change from Program Managers to Executive Regional Managers.
Quality Management Certifications Update
The Quality Management Certifications were updated to indicate the date shall be included with
NJDOT Senior Management has authorized
several capital projects to
begin a "pilot program" to
determine the effectiveness
of a formal Risk Management
Process. These pilot projects
shall utilize the guidance
provided on the Risk
Management process web page to
implement the proposed NJDOT
Risk Management Process.